An ex-alpinist. Now, a skimo racer.
Canadian National Development Team

In 2014, I started skimo racing and studying endurance training under Scott Johnston. After five years using the Uphill Athlete method, I qualified for the Canadian National Development Team and to compete at the 2019 World Championships in Switzerland.

I don’t have a high VO2 max, a long history of endurance training, or youth on my side. But I’m usually the most obsessive and type-A. That’s an advantage that I’ve learned how to use. Endurance training is complex–and no, HIIT training is not the answer–so I do a lot of testing and keep detailed notes as I go along.

Before skimo, I was a semi-professional climber, sponsored by SCARPA, Grivel, Clif Bar, and Adidas Eyewear among others. But that was all before Instagram, so it probably never happened.